30 episodes

Everyone has a story to tell— and what we do with that story can create lasting impact. Every episode, Leading Through Stories, helps unravel the how and why of digital storytelling with host Kristy Wolfe. On this podcast, Kristy and her guests help navigate some of the complexities of the digital storytelling world, from facilitation to self-care as a storyteller to learning how to find your own story. Digital stories don't need large budgets, film crews and sound stages—they need meaningful moments crafted together to help share your passion and reach your audience. The podcast explores the power of digital storytelling in partnership with Common Language DST, a leader in digital storytelling facilitation training for health and wellness changemakers.While Common Language DST is rooted in health and wellness, the lessons from these conversations are cross-industry and get at the heart of the story people want to tell, no matter what the field.Life is made up of meaningful moments—which ones do you want to shareSubscribe on your favourite podcast platform and follow us on Instagram @LeadingThroughStories

Leading Through Stories Kristy Wolfe

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Everyone has a story to tell— and what we do with that story can create lasting impact. Every episode, Leading Through Stories, helps unravel the how and why of digital storytelling with host Kristy Wolfe. On this podcast, Kristy and her guests help navigate some of the complexities of the digital storytelling world, from facilitation to self-care as a storyteller to learning how to find your own story. Digital stories don't need large budgets, film crews and sound stages—they need meaningful moments crafted together to help share your passion and reach your audience. The podcast explores the power of digital storytelling in partnership with Common Language DST, a leader in digital storytelling facilitation training for health and wellness changemakers.While Common Language DST is rooted in health and wellness, the lessons from these conversations are cross-industry and get at the heart of the story people want to tell, no matter what the field.Life is made up of meaningful moments—which ones do you want to shareSubscribe on your favourite podcast platform and follow us on Instagram @LeadingThroughStories

    The Role of Personal Stories in Research

    The Role of Personal Stories in Research

    Unlock the power of digital storytelling in research with our guest, Sara Pot, a parent partner with CanChild's Family Engagement in Research Program with McMaster University. Discover how storytelling fosters trust, empathy, and meaningful partnerships between researchers and those with lived and living experience. Sara offers an insider's perspective on the integration of digital storytelling into an asynchronous curriculum for researchers in maternal and pediatric health, making the learni...

    • 29 min
    Empowering Veterans with Digital Storytelling

    Empowering Veterans with Digital Storytelling

    What if sharing your story could help heal trauma? This episode of Leading Through Stories explores just that, featuring an insightful conversation with Joy Pavelich from the Atlas Institute for Veterans and Families. Joy takes us through her transformative journey from the Canadian Mental Health Association to her current role, emphasizing her master's research on storytelling as a pathway out of trauma. We discuss the incredible impact of digital storytelling workshops designed for veterans...

    • 30 min
    Transforming Nonprofit Advocacy with Digital Stories

    Transforming Nonprofit Advocacy with Digital Stories

    How can storytelling revolutionize the nonprofit sector? Join us in an engaging conversation with Heather Knox, a digital storytelling facilitator who takes us on her incredible journey from co-founding Project Somos in Guatemala to how she is incorporating photography and guided autobiography into her work. Heather shares how storytelling have profoundly impacted her work with Indigenous Mayan children and women. She highlights the importance of privacy and trust in these narratives and disc...

    • 27 min
    How to Meaningfully Engage with Patient Stories

    How to Meaningfully Engage with Patient Stories

    Discover the profound impact patient narratives can have on healthcare with Dr. Mike Lang, founder of Common Language Digital Storytelling, and his co-author, cancer survivor Vikram Bubber. Together, they unravel the power of story in shaping the wisdom of healthcare professionals. We don't just hear Vikram's own gripping tale of survival, but we learn how to transform passive listening into active learning. Diving into their paper 'Pressure: How to Meaningfully Engage with Patient Stories,' ...

    • 24 min
    Rediscovering Voices: Digital Storytelling in Elderly and Dementia Care

    Rediscovering Voices: Digital Storytelling in Elderly and Dementia Care

    Every life holds a story waiting to be told, and Lisa Joworski has dedicated her life to bringing those tales to the fore. Join us as we journey with Lisa, a compassionate Common Language Digital Storytelling facilitator, who has turned her profound experiences with the senior community and individuals with dementia into a mission of empathy and connection. Through the recounting of her own evolution from a teen working in long-term care to a supportive figure in outpatient services, Lisa sha...

    • 25 min
    The Lifelines of Storytelling in Congenital Heart Disease Care

    The Lifelines of Storytelling in Congenital Heart Disease Care

    When Vittorio Borrelli, heart transplant and cancer survivor, recounts his journey, you feel every heartbeat of his tale. Our latest episode honours the beauty of resilience through digital storytelling, providing a platform for individuals like Vittorio to share their experiences with congenital heart disease (CHD). He joins us to discuss his digital story, The Call, a narrative, emphasizing the crucial role of storytelling in connecting the dots between pediatric and adult CHD care. W...

    • 30 min

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